During gastroenteritis, it is important to eat as normally as possible. In fact, eating helps the lining of the intestine to heal quickly and allows the body to regain strength. On the contrary, not eating prolongs diarrhea.
Start by eating small amounts of food. Then, gradually increase quantities depending on your appetite and the improvement of your condition.
Make sure you rehydrate well by drinking water or a rehydration solution. If your child is breast or bottle-fed, he or she can continue drinking his or her regular milk.
If you tolerate them, you can also eat:
If you have questions regarding rehydration or diet in cases of gastroenteritis, you can contact Info-Santé 811.
Last update: September 21, 2017 1:17 PM
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